USHNISHNA WHITE PARASOL PROTECTION AND REPULSION FROM ALL HARM: ‘STALLION GARUDA KING OF BIRDS’ DAILY PRACTICE BY KARMA CHAGME: ‘Aspirations to End Adversity’ with 17th Karmapa (Day VIII: Part 1)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjjpscBQj2A On the eighth (and final) day of the ‘Aspirations to End Adversity’, the texts recited included Kagyu master, Karma Chagme’s 'The Stallion Garuda King of Birds White Parasol' (Sitātapatrā: gdugs dkar mo)  practice, the Lion-faced Dakini (Simhamukha) Repulsion,  the Dharani of Marichi, and the Prayer That Saved Sakya from Disease. Here is a transcript… Continue reading USHNISHNA WHITE PARASOL PROTECTION AND REPULSION FROM ALL HARM: ‘STALLION GARUDA KING OF BIRDS’ DAILY PRACTICE BY KARMA CHAGME: ‘Aspirations to End Adversity’ with 17th Karmapa (Day VIII: Part 1)

TANTRA CANNOT BE KNOWN WITHOUT KNOWING THE “CHANTED NAMES OF MAÑJUŚRĪ’: ‘Aspirations to End Adversity’ with 17th Karmapa (Part VII)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esftvuzgZUQ On the seventh day of the 'Aspirations to End Adversity' with HH 17th Karmapa, there was a recitation of the Mañjuśrī-Nāma-Saṃgīti (འཇམ་དཔལ་མཚན་བརྗོད,  'jam dpal mtshan brjod), Chanted Names of Mañjuśrī. Here is a transcript of the Karmapa’s teachings together with additional information on textual and authorship sources: “Mañjuśrī’s name appears in many Mahayana sutras. He… Continue reading TANTRA CANNOT BE KNOWN WITHOUT KNOWING THE “CHANTED NAMES OF MAÑJUŚRĪ’: ‘Aspirations to End Adversity’ with 17th Karmapa (Part VII)

MOTHER TĀRĀ AND PADMASAMBHAVA GURU OF ALL LINEAGES: ‘Aspirations to End Adversity’ with 17th Karmapa (Part VI)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9q7qFQefjCE On the sixth day of the ‘Aspirations to End Adversity’ with 17th Karmapa, there was a recitation of the Praises of the Twenty-One Tārās and two supplications to Guru Rinpoche, Clearing the Path of Obstacles and Spontaneous Fulfillment of Wishes together. Here is a transcript of the teaching on the recited texts compiled with… Continue reading MOTHER TĀRĀ AND PADMASAMBHAVA GURU OF ALL LINEAGES: ‘Aspirations to End Adversity’ with 17th Karmapa (Part VI)

ASPIRATION IS THE BASIS OF ALL RESULTS: ‘Sutra of the Essence of Immeasurable Longevity and Awareness’ and ‘Aspiration for Rebirth in Sukhāvatī’: ‘Aspirations to End Adversity’ with 17th Karmapa (Part 5)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDqCZWQaGAw On the fifth day of the Aspirations to End Adversity with 17th Karmapa the texts recited are the Sutra of the Essence of Immeasurable Longevity and Primordial Awareness (Aparimitāyur­jñāna­hṛdaya­dhāraṇī) and Karma Chakme’s Aspiration for Rebirth in Sukhāvatī. Here is a transcript of the short teaching the Karmapa gave on the texts and some background… Continue reading ASPIRATION IS THE BASIS OF ALL RESULTS: ‘Sutra of the Essence of Immeasurable Longevity and Awareness’ and ‘Aspiration for Rebirth in Sukhāvatī’: ‘Aspirations to End Adversity’ with 17th Karmapa (Part 5)

MASTER OF HEALING, BHAISHAJYA: SUTRA OF MEDICINE BUDDHA. ‘Aspirations to End Adversity’ with 17th Karmapa (Part IV)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZcuGVSOi9M On the fourth day of the ‘Aspirations to End Adversity’ there was a recitation of the Sutra of the Medicine Buddha. Here is the transcript of the brief teaching the 17th Karmapa gave on the Sutra (and some extra background references on the Medicine Buddha Sutra, its Indian and Chinese translators and the mantra):… Continue reading MASTER OF HEALING, BHAISHAJYA: SUTRA OF MEDICINE BUDDHA. ‘Aspirations to End Adversity’ with 17th Karmapa (Part IV)

‘WE HUMANS ARE BECOMING LIKE TERRIFYING DEMONS DESTROYING LIFE ON EARTH’: the Sūtra and Dhāraṇī of Protector Buddha Akṣobhya’: Aspirations to End Adversity’ by 17th Karmapa (Part III)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3m6o4rymAGQ On the third day of the Aspirations to End Adversity, recited online with HH 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, the two texts recited were the Sūtra and dhāraṇī of Protector Buddha Akṣobhya. Here is a transcript of the short teaching the Karmapa gave about the two texts (with some references to other texts mentioned): “The Buddha… Continue reading ‘WE HUMANS ARE BECOMING LIKE TERRIFYING DEMONS DESTROYING LIFE ON EARTH’: the Sūtra and Dhāraṇī of Protector Buddha Akṣobhya’: Aspirations to End Adversity’ by 17th Karmapa (Part III)

‘GATHERING ACCUMULATIONS AND PURIFYING NEGATIVE DEEDS’: ‘Aspirations to End Adversity’ by 17th Karmapa (Part II)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EalFihK8mF0 Yesterday, during the second day of Aspirations to End Adversity, the 17th Karmapa recited ‘King of Aspiration Prayers for Excellent Conduct’  and the 'Sutra of Three Sections' (or Heaps). Here as a humble offering of thanks and respect is a transcript of his teachings on the two texts, combined with some information on their… Continue reading ‘GATHERING ACCUMULATIONS AND PURIFYING NEGATIVE DEEDS’: ‘Aspirations to End Adversity’ by 17th Karmapa (Part II)

Brilliant Light Goddess: Karmapa ‘s Tibetan Translation of the Dhāraṇī of Mārīcī (Ozer Chenma): Aspirations to End Adversity (Part I)

“There is a goddess named Mārīcī who goes ahead of the sun. Because she has the means of mastery over miracles, she always goes ahead of the sun. The sun cannot see her, but she can see the sun. No one can see her. No one can know her.  No one can catch her. No one… Continue reading Brilliant Light Goddess: Karmapa ‘s Tibetan Translation of the Dhāraṇī of Mārīcī (Ozer Chenma): Aspirations to End Adversity (Part I)

NEW TRANSLATION: ‘Supplication to Dagpo Kagyu’ by 15th Karmapa and new website section on Gampopa

Introduction Recently, HH 17th Karmapa gave an eight day teaching on the Four Dharmas of Gampopa. Edited transcripts of the complete teachings are now available on this website (based on the original Tibetan and English translation). See links here: ‘Confusion dawning as primordial awareness’: the fourth Dharma, Chinese Zen and the debate on gradual vs… Continue reading NEW TRANSLATION: ‘Supplication to Dagpo Kagyu’ by 15th Karmapa and new website section on Gampopa

‘Confusion dawning as primordial awareness’: the fourth Dharma, Chinese Zen and the debate on gradual vs instant awakening. ‘Four Dharmas of Gampopa’ by 17th Karmapa (Day 8: Part II)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KaO-iZgXzg Second half of the Day 8 teaching starts from about 30 minutes onwards ‘Next, is ‘confusion dawning as primordial awareness’, ultimately, when through the power of meditating on all phenomena as free from arising and ceasing, and whatever appears, or is thought, is severed into the essence, that is confusion dawning as primordial awareness’.… Continue reading ‘Confusion dawning as primordial awareness’: the fourth Dharma, Chinese Zen and the debate on gradual vs instant awakening. ‘Four Dharmas of Gampopa’ by 17th Karmapa (Day 8: Part II)